Lorimer

 

 
One of our most versatile commuter bikes, the Lorimer features a wide gearing range and puncture-resistant tires for all-day and all-terrain riding, but don’t let this sleek hybrid bike fool you: It’s just as ideal for commuting and running errands as it is for working up a sweat on city streets or bike paths. The ultra-lightweight, double-butted chromoly steel frame delivers a light and smooth ride everywhere life takes you. While similar in design to its sibling the Roebling, the Lorimer sets itself apart with a more compact cockpit and wider saddle. 
Color
Soft Ivory
Soft Mint
Matte Denim
Size
  • KEY FEATURES

     
    24 SPEED SHIMANO ACERA DRIVETRAIN

    For all-day, all-incline riding

     
    ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT DOUBLE-BUTTED CRMO FRAME

    For a ride so light and nimble, you’ll forget you're riding at all

     
    PUNCTURE RESISTANT TIRES

    For all terrain, worry-free riding

    IN YOUR WORDS

    "The bike handles wonderfully, light and nimble, and is very comfortable to ride. I am having so much fun on it that I am starting to commute to work by bike, which I had never done before."

    -A. Walsh

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    "The low price and high versatility make the Lorimer an exceptional value"

    Bicycling Magazine

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  • FRAME
    Frame: Lightweight Double-Butted 4130 CrMO Hybrid Frame with fender/rack mount eyelets
    Fork: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel fork with fender & front carrier eyelets
    DRIVETRAIN
    Front Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H
    Rear Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H
    Shifter: Shimano EZ Fire Plus with Integrated Brake Lever
    Derailleur: Shimano Acera
    Pedals: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Alloy Urban Pedals
    Bottom Bracket: Square-taper BSA English threaded-cartridge bottom bracket with sealed bearings
    Crank: Triple with protective chainring guard
    Chain: KMC 8 Speed Chain
    WHEELS
    Tires: Puncture-resistant 700x32 Tires
    Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface
    Spokes: 14G stainless steel
    COMPONENTS
    Saddle: Selle Royal Ergo Comfort Saddle
    Seat Post: Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust
    Handlebar: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Urban Flat Bar
    Headset: 1 1/8" SlimStack with Alloy Top Cap
    Grips: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Double Density Ergo Comfort Grips with End Plug
    Front & Rear Brakes: Tektro alloy linear-pull brakes with front power modulator and Shimano brake levers
    OTHER INFORMATION
    Extras: Eyelets and rack mounts for easy install of bottle cage, carrier and fenders
    Weight: 28-30 lbs

Customer Reviews

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A.E.
Awesome!

This bike has been perfect for my daily commutes and riding around local trails. Definitely looking forward to the adventures to come!

Thanks so much for sharing Ayla. We're glad they Lorimer is working for your commutes. -Ryan Zagata
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E.L.
Love!

Obsessed is an understatement. My first bike as an adult and wouldn’t change anything about the Lorimer! Working with Brooklyn Bicycle was also a great choice. Super helpful and knowledgeable! Appreciate ya!

Thank you Erika. We are thrilled you're loving your Lorimer and appreciate you sharing your experience. -Ryan Zagata
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N.
So happy I bought this bike-No regrets!

I love this bike so much! It’s fast, smooth, and looks even better in person.

I went to their showroom to check out the Lorimer bike, and I’m glad I did! I had a ton of questions and Ryan was incredibly helpful and patient with me.

Since the showroom bike was the last one available in my size and I didn’t didn’t want to wait for a restock, I decided to buy it on the spot. With the understanding that I would have to wait a couple of days for it to be tuned and ready for pickup.

Unfortunately there was a little hiccup on their end and it seemed I would have to wait longer than originally planned to pick up the bike. Or so I thought. Ryan was super responsive to my concerns and instead hand delivered the bike so I would get it sooner rather than later! It’s more than I was expecting and says it all about Brooklyn Bicycle Co.

If you’re on the fence about getting this bike, don’t be. The bike is amazing and the customer service equally so. You won’t regret it!

Thank you so much for sharing your experience Nabil. It was a delight welcoming you to our showroom and I am glad the Lorimer commuter bike is delivering as promised. -Ryan Zagata
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L.G.
Lorimer Hybrid -- love, love, love it!

I just bought the Lorimer Hybrid in mint and I love it! I am 5'1", and the small frame is perfect for me. It's very comfy--not to mentioned gorgeous. I definitely recommend it--especially if you are a short person like me!

Thanks so much for sharing Lindsay. We are thrilled you are enjoying your Lorimer. -Ryan Zagata
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J.V.
30 Anniversary Gift - wife loves her new bike

Ask my wife what she wanted for our 30 Anniversary ... she said a Brooklyn Bike like yours ... loves her new BB ride so much 1st ride was 26 miles!

Thanks so much for sharing Joseph. So glad the Lorimer was a hit and we're honored you've both chosen us for your steeds. -Ryan Zagata
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J.W.
I love it, so do strangers!

I’ve received many compliments on the bike, a few of my friends took it for a spin. Everyone loves it! Took some getting used to with the thinner tires, used to Mtn. Bike tires.

Thanks so much for sharing Jennifer. We're thrilled you're enjoying your Lorimer. -Ryan Zagata
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WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BROOKLYN?

What Are the Differences Between the Franklin and Willow Step-through Models?

Looking at the Franklin and Willow, but not quite sure how the models compare? No worries – we get this question a lot, so we’ve put together a quick rundown on what sets these models apart!

 

#TLDR (AKA Too Long Didn't Read)? Here's a Quick Summary:

 SIMILARITIES DIFFERENCES
FRAME GEOMETRY HANDLEBARS
COLOR-MATCHED FENDERS & CHAINGUARD SADDLE
3-SPEED INTERNAL GEARING GRIPS
KICKSTAND INCLUDED TIRE COLOR
REAR CARRIER
CHAIN COATING
7-SPEED GEARING
FRAME MATERIALS

 

 

1. HANDLEBARS

This is probably the most notable difference between our step-through models. With the Willow featuring our Swept-Back Handlebars. This means a much more upright (European-style) riding position (think sitting in a chair) that is well suited for leisurely riding.

The Franklin models feature our Relaxed Ride Handlebars, which are slightly more aggressive and ideal for both commuting and leisurely weekend rides.

 

2. TIRES

The Willow comes with cream tires, whereas the Franklin sports black tires. Do note that regardless of color, all our tires offer an added layer of puncture resistance.

 

3. ACCESSORIES

The Willow is our premium model and includes a rear carrier, as well as an upgraded sprung saddle and grip set from Selle Royal’s Royalgel™ line.

The Franklin features Selle Royal Vegan Leather saddle and grips. Please note that this bike does not come with a rear carrier. If you would like to purchase a rear carrier for this model, you will need a 26” carrier for the S/M Franklin and a 700C carrier for the Large Franklin model.

Both models come with color matched fenders and chainguard, as well as a kickstand.

 

4. RUST-PROHIBITIVE COATING & GEARING

As our signature model, the Willow has a few additional premium features including a rust-prohibitive coating on the chain and internal gearing resulting in less maintenance and more riding.

The Franklin 3 model includes internal gearing (just like the Willow), whereas the Franklin 7 has an external 7-Speed derailleur.

 

5. FRAME MATERIALS

On a more technical note – the geometry on both frames is identical, however the Franklin and Willow models are made from different materials. Are you currently thinking “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BIKES!!”? Do not fret – we totally get it! Take a breath and read on…

The Willow frame is made with double-butted 4130 Chromoly Steel. We use a stronger grade of steel, which allows us to use thinner tubing resulting in a lighter frame.

The Franklin frame is crafted with specially engineered high-tensile steel. What does this mean? We are able to offer a similar bike of a more moderate price point. Our Franklin model is the most economical step-through model in our portfolio of bikes (as well as a team favorite)!

Still have questions on sizing (or anything else)? Email us or schedule a concierge call with our team. We’d love to help!

 

Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.

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